A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued a strong warning to Arizona officials who have continuously violated and changed their own written protocol for executing state death-row inmates.Read More »
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The Arizona Supreme Court and a federal court on Monday refused to stop the scheduled execution of a death row inmate who is scheduled to die Wednesday.Read More »
Lawyers for death row inmate Robert Henry Moormann have asked the Arizona Supreme Court to stay his scheduled Feb. 29 execution.Read More »
One of two men suspected in the fatal shooting of a Senate page in 2010 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder to avoid the death penalty.Read More »
Three inmates on Arizona's death row have sued the governor, the state corrections director and those who conduct executions, arguing that a new execution protocol violates their constitutional rights.Read More »
An attorney for a death-row inmate in Arizona is raising questions about who will carry out the state's executions after the physician who conducted the last five said he won't do them anymore and the other execution team member's arrest record came to light.Read More »
Three prisoners took their case to the Arizona Court of Appeals Friday, arguing that the statute governing lethal injection violates the separation of powers doctrine because the Legislature delegated its authority over executions to the executive branch. They also argue that they aren’t left with any legal recourse if the Department of Corrections changes its execution procedures.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court decided today to issue a warrant of execution for a death-row inmate who underwent open-heart surgery in September.Read More »
Doses of three chemicals injected into Jeffrey Landrigan on Oct. 26, 2010, had done the job in executing him, but there was a set of unused, filled syringes left over.Read More »
Lawyers for Arizona death-row inmates say the state is ignoring provisions in its own protocol on conducting injection executions.
A trial begun Monday in federal court examines claims that Arizona's execution practices violate inmates' rights by threatening to subject them to unconstitutional pain and suffering.